Dr. S.P. Swain

Dr. Sharada Prasanna Swain


Assistant Professor-Selection Grade


B.Pharm, S.J.C.P.S. Utkal University, Bhubaneswar 


M. Pharm (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), Manipal University, Karnataka 


Ph.D. National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 


Area of Specialization:


Pharmaceutical Chemistry.


Research & Publication:


International Journals:


“Microwave-Assisted Direct Thioesterification of Carboxylic Acids”; Yen-Lin Chou, Yi Jhong, Sharada Prasanna Swain, Duen-Ren Hou, J.Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 10201–10208. (IF: 4.8, ISSN: 1520-6904)


“Non-immunosuppressive triazole-based small molecule induces anticancer activity against human hormone-refractory prostate cancers: the role in inhibition of PI3K/AKT/mTOR and c-Myc signaling pathways”; Sharada Prasanna Swain, She-Hung Chan, Jui-Ling Hsu, Shih-Ping Liu, Mei-Ling Chan, Chia-Chun Yu, Lih-Ching Hsu, Yen-Lin Chou, Wei-Ling Chang, Duen-Ren Hou, Jih-Hwa Guh, Oncotarget2016, 7, 76995-77009. (IF: 5.0, ISSN: 1949-2553)


“Aryne-Induced Novel Tandem 1,2-Addition/[3 + 2] Cycloaddition to Generate Imidazolidines and Pyrrolidines”; Sharada P. Swain, Yi-Chun Shih, Joby Jacob,  Shwu-Chen Tsay, C.-C. Lin, Jih Ru Hwu Angew, Chem. Int. Ed.2015, 54, 9926-9930. (IF: 11.3, ISSN: 1521-3773)


“Thioesterifications free of activating agent and thiol: a three component reaction of carboxylic acids, thioureas and Michael acceptors” Sharada P. Swain, Yen-lin Chou, Duen-ren Hou, Adv.Synth. Catal. 2015, 357, 2644 – 2650. (IF: 5.7, ISSN: 1615-4169)


“Silicon-Induced Phenanthrene Formation from Benzynes  and Allenylsilanes”; Jih Ru Hwu, Sharada P. Swain; Chemistry A European Journal2013,19, 6556– 6560 (IF: 5.7, ISSN: 1521-3765); highlighted in Synfacts, 2013, 9, 0884.


International Conferences-


A Scientific poster entitled “Novel Oxazolidines and Imidazolidines: Development of   New Method for Synthesis and Docking Study for Antiviral Activity” authored by Sharada Prasanna Swain, Jih Ru Hwu at Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress July 2015, Boston, USA.  (http://www.ddtwc.com/abstracts.php)


A Scientific poster entitled “Benzyne-Induced Olefination and Its Application to the Total Syntheses of Sugars” authored by Jih Ru Hwu, Yung Chang Hsu, and Sharada    Prasanna Swain at International Conference on Cutting edge Research in Asia – 6, Dec. 2011 held at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.5


International Patents:


  1. “Substituted 1,2,3-Triazoles as Antitumor Agents” US patent no. US 2016/0340321 A1. Duen ren Hou, Sharada Prasanna Swain.
  2. “Method for synthesis of Thioesters by Using Compound as Catalyst” US patent no. US 2016/0340303 A1. Duen ren Hou, Sharada Prasanna Swain.
  3. “Use of compound as catalyst and method for synthesis of thioesters using the same”, Taiwan Patent no. I551581, 2016, Duen ren Hou, Sharada Prasanna Swain.
  4. “Substituted 1,2,3-triazoles, the use thereof, and pharmaceutical composition including the same”, Taiwan Patent no. 201641492, 2016, Duen ren Hou, Sharada Prasanna Swain.


Awards and recognition:


Fellowships & Awards:

  1. Welch Foundation, USA Post Doctoral Fellowship (2015-2016).                  
  2. NSC, Taiwan Post Doctoral Fellowship (2013-2015).


Editorial and Reviewer job:

  1. Editorial board member: Journal of Drug Design and Medicinal Chemistry.
  2. Reviewer: Current Organic Chemistry.